The historic Byrd Theatre in Richmond is at it again, holding another screening of a cult classic from the 80's. In the past year they've featured rarities like Lucio Fulci's Zombie and Dark Night of the Scarecrow. Now they are serving up another top tier zombie movie at midnight on April 17th in the form of Lamberto Bava's (Mario's son) Demons. I've seen this one several times over the years, and it is one of the most stylish and fun films of its kind. Certainly a high watermark of 80's zombie cinema (more watchable than Romero's Day of the Dead, although that is a fine film in its own right). What's particularly interesting about this one is that the setting of the film is a perfect fit for The Byrd. The story involves a group of people invited for the screening of a new horror movie in an old theater. During the course of the film, through the use of a cursed mask, the attendees start turning into zombies. Technically I guess they are being taken over by demons, hence the title, but the net result is the same. Either way watching this setup in The Byrd will be particularly creepy.